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Entrepreneurial students learn business first-hand

Making candles for the first time, Brandy Wondra, Hoisington High School student, is a member of the new entrepreneurship class at the school. She is melting paraffin to make candles. The blueberry cobbler candles, as well as items from the other entrepreneurs, will be for sale for $2, $3 or $5 ...

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HOISINGTON —Making a business plan, estimating pricing and seeking funding are all challenges that any owner of a small business faces.

Five Hoisington High School students took steps to become entrepreneurs as a part of a new class at the school. After deciding on a business, they made a business plan and presented it to Hoisington’s E-Community board. The E-Community is a grant that Hoisington received to promote business in the community.

Each student received $200 to begin their own business.

"They each came up with their own ideas," said Jennifer Steinert, teacher. "They looked at pros and cons ...

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